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Poster: smgarcia Date: Sep 14, 2008 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Grateful Dead For Kids

Hi gang, I'm making my very young boys (3.5 and 2) a Grateful Dead For Kids CD. What songs would you include on them? I'm going to put on what they like thus far: Dark Star (ha!), Sugaree, Sugar Magnolia, Fire On The Mountain, and Monkey And The Engineer.

Dark Star is challenging because they can be 20-40 minutes in length, and a CD can only hold something like 75 minutes of music! I know some of you will come back with how they will be dosing by the time kindergarten comes around :) but that won't happen. I want kosher lyrics too...

Maybe something like (in no particular order):

Monkey And The Engineer
The Race Is On
The Music Never Stopped
Sugar Magnolia
Don't Ease Me In
Ripple
Uncle John's Band
Dark Star
Bird Song
Cassidy
They Love Each Other (fast version)
Eyes Of The World

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 14, 2008 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Iko Iko is fun because of the silliness

My kids love fire on the mt as well

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Sep 15, 2008 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

My 4 year old daughter loves The Wheel (studio version; easier to digest for kids), U.S. Blues, and Scarlet Begonias.

Funny tidbit, I had been idly singing They Love Each Other around the house, and later that day I heard my 2-year old daughter singing "Mary come around" with the right pitch! Wouldn't have guessed that song would be kid-friendly, but it amazes me what seeps into their brains.

Good luck passing the torch - I'm on the same mission!

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Sep 15, 2008 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

when my daughter was three years old she would dance like a dervish everytime bertha came on. A little later i'd hear her singing operator to herself. ask her who the grateful dead are she says " a rockin band". she is now eight years old. she put the dead on for me a few weeks ago and i asked her if she had any favourites. " I like em all", she said. thanks to you kind people we're discovering some wonderful music. groovin to dekalb right now.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Sep 15, 2008 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

reminds me, maybe a few fun GD tunings like, Mexican Hat Dance, Tico-Tico, Beer Barrel Polka. Between a couple of longer selections. With Audacity you could put in fades and such.

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 15, 2008 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Dancin In the Streets from DP3!!!!!!! They'll be off the walls!

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Sep 14, 2008 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

If you're serious sm, then they're too young. Lobster's got the right idea with iko-iko. Sing and clap it with them. It'll develop. Last term my 5th grade class sang Ripple at the Summer concert.
Just remembered that the Dead did Banana Boat Song with the Nevilles. All grades love that!

This post was modified by roughyed85 on 2008-09-14 21:53:09

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Poster: el muerto Date: Sep 14, 2008 9:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

get them kids twirlin'.... Hit'um with a Bertha> Jackstraw with a Lovelight> NFA> Lovelight > Good Lovin' sorta jam.... The kiddies should love that type of pooh scootin' boogie.


This post was modified by el muerto on 2008-09-15 04:14:43

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Sep 15, 2008 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

For some unexplained reason, my daughter always loved a good El Paso, one with Jerry all over the place, just behind Bobby. She love the "Hey Now" singalongs on Iko too.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Sep 14, 2008 10:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

This is a little off track for the project you are doing, since your kids are younger than mine were, but when my daughters were in their early teens and we were riding in the car I found a good balance between my love for Grateful Dead music and the music they liked. I bought two compilations called "Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead" which my kids just loved! I dug listening to it too, and it was a good alternative to other types of music they played that I hated and would refuse to play if I was driving (most of the time). I could then stick in actual Grateful Dead music so they could compare the same songs in their reggae versions as opposed to the original Dead interpretations.

* Casey Jones - Wailing Souls
* Touch Of Grey - Mighty Diamonds
* Catfish John - Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert
* Row Jimmy - Judy Mowatt
* Uncle John's Band - Joe Higgs
* Franklin's Tower - Steel Pulse
* Fire On The Mountain - Chalice
* Wharf Rat - Michael Rose
* Eyes Of The World - Freddie McGregor
* Cassidy - Lasana Bandele
* Good Lovin' - Dennis Brown

* Truckin' - Wailing Souls
* Althea - Culture
* Sugar Magnolia - Chalice
* They Love Each Other - Judy Mowatt
* Turn On Your Lovelight - Toots
* Sugaree - Gregory Isaacs
* Shakedown Street - Marcia Griffiths
* Bird Song - Ken Boothe
* Wheel - The Congos
* If I Had The World To Give - Ras Michael and The Sons of Regus
* Black Muddy River - Israel Vibration
* Stop That Train - The Workingmen/Sly and Robie/Warren Haynes/Merl Saunders
* Fire On The Mountain (Ryabinghi Mix) - Chalice

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2008-09-15 05:48:55

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 15, 2008 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

I like your choices and such, but I can just hear it now,
"Daddy, what does riding that train high on cocaine mean?"

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Sep 15, 2008 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Sadly, their oldest sister had already given them a pretty graphic example on the effects of cocaine by that time.
The good news is that given that example they never had any doubts when their mother & I warned them about the dangers of hard drugs! They already knew in no uncertain terms and steered way clear of any substances with the exception of "experimenting" with pot.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 15, 2008 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Yeah, My oldest picked up on that the first time she heard it (I think she was 13 at the time).

Mommy, Daddy's music is singin' about cocaine. Of Course I pawned it off as Anti-Drug seeing as Casey ends up Crashing.

Better watch your speed!!!

I would say a nice bouncy Good Lovin' for the youngsters.

My little ones love the "Not for Kids Only" disc.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Sep 15, 2008 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

can't forget the ultimate bouncy 11/4/77 Eyes http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-11-04.mtx.chappell.SB5.29091.flac16


This post was modified by rastamon on 2008-09-15 22:52:46

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

my seven year old loves both fire and franklin's

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 14, 2008 10:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

I'll second Franklins. My 10 year old daugther now hates the Dead but I have caught her more than once getting into Franklins and she even actually admitted it was alright.

When she was your kids age FOTD and Lazy River Road were here favs, especially FOTD

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

yes i have a couple that struck my mind one is run run rudolph from ann arbor 1971 for a christmas song http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-14.sbd.deibert.12763.sbeok.shnf also anything from the jerry band !!!!! :)

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Awesome song! I'm including it! That is actually the first time I listened to it.

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Is there Jerry Garcia Band on archive.org? I'll have to take a look. I know he put out an entire CD for kids with Grisman I think.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids



http://www.amazon.com/Not-For-Kids-Only/dp/B000S5C0N2/ref=dmusic_cd_album

pigpen81

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Poster: blkpeter1 Date: Sep 14, 2008 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

what about Liberty? my sons fav with of course franks

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

Actually the real question is which Dark Star to put in for a Kids CD. I have no clue! I like the 71 versions, they are happy ones...72 and 73 can be dissonant and evil...ha.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 14, 2008 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

1968 is what ya lookin for

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Poster: rastamon Date: Sep 14, 2008 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead For Kids

one of the shorter pre '69 Darkstar's with Tom Constanten
...it will plant the seed for expansion into the more refined and trippy 69 > 72 DS.


This post was modified by rastamon on 2008-09-14 21:02:25

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